Tag: lung cancer

Latest FDA Pembrolizumab Approval Expands Label to Cutaneous SCCs

The Food and Drug Administration has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda) monotherapy for locally advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) that can’t be cured by surgery or...

Oncologist Accused of Inappropriate Treatment ‘Provided Exceptional Care’

MANCHESTER—Leading oncologist Professor Justin Stebbing has told a medical tribunal he provided “exceptional standards of care” to a cancer patient he’s accused of giving chemotherapy...

Health Policy Expert Peter Bach, MD, Goes to Biotech Company

A well-known healthcare policy expert whose work has focused on the cost and value of anticancer drugs has left academia and has accepted a position...

LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk

Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to screen for aortic valve calcification during a lung cancer screening could identify those at risk for aortic stenosis, says...

Immunotherapy Combo Now Approved for First-Line Mesothelioma in EU

Combination therapy with the immunotherapies nivolumab (Opdivo) and ipilimumab (Yervoy) is now approved in the European Union for the first-line treatment of adults with unresectable...

First Drug for Lung Cancer With KRAS Mutation Gains FDA Approval

The first drug to target KRAS mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. KRAS mutations...

FDA OKs First Targeted Therapy for Subset of Patients With NSCLC

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted an accelerated approval for amivantamab (Rybrevant) as the first targeted treatment for patients with non–small cell...

Immunotherapy Drug Fights Early-Stage Lung Cancer

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — An immunotherapy drug is the first to significantly reduce the risk of cancer...

Loneliness in Middle-Aged Men Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Loneliness among middle-aged men ups their risk of cancer, and being single at the time of diagnosis confers a worse prognosis, suggest results from a...

Raising Legal Age for Tobacco Cuts Teen Smoking

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Raising the legal age for buying tobacco is effective in cutting teen smoking rates,...

Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation

A call for more appropriate use of a new class of drugs for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) has been issued by researchers who...

FDA Approves Cemiplimab-rwlc for NSCLC With PD-L1 Expression

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved cemiplimab-rwlc (Libtayo) for the treatment of advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Specifically, the indication is...

Rush Limbaugh Dies at 70 Following Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Feb. 17, 2021 — Rush Limbaugh, for decades a popular, controversial, and influential talk radio host and conservative commentator, died Wednesday, according to a family...

Amivantamab Shows Promise in Challenging EGFR-Mutated NSCLC

A novel drug, the immune cell-directing antibody amivantamab (under development by Janssen), has shown promise for the treatment of patients with non–small cell lung cancer...

Tofacitinib for RA Misses the Mark in Safety Study

Daily treatment with tofacitinib (Xeljanz) led to more malignancies and adverse cardiovascular events in older rheumatoid arthritis patients compared with treatment with a tumor necrosis...

The Link Between Chronic Inflammation and Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a serious health problem and the top cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. Scientists have discovered a few...

Baby Gets Cancer From Mother During Birth: First Report

Cancer can be transmitted from a mother with cervical cancer to a newborn when the baby passes through the birth canal. That’s the conclusion of...

The Best Lung Cancer Blogs

A lung cancer diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed. But you’re far from alone. There’s a community of people who know exactly what you’re going...

Invasive Tests Prompted by Cancer Screening Show High Real-World Complication Rate

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In real-world circumstances, procedures such as biopsy indicated by lung-cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) may not go quite...

Most Common Cancer Diagnosis Globally: Breast Surpasses Lung

Breast cancer now tops the list of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide, surpassing lung cancer for the first time, according to the latest global...

Best Foods for Lung Cancer

There’s no special menu plan that will cure or even treat lung cancer. But you can give yourself a leg up during treatment and beyond...

What No One Tells You

What you think you know about lung cancer is a drop in the bucket compared with the uncertainty you may face once you, or someone...

Lung Cancer CT Is Chance for ‘Opportunistic’ Osteoporosis Check

Low-dose chest CT for lung cancer screening provides the opportunity to simultaneously screen patients for osteoporosis, detecting notably higher rates of osteoporosis in men than...

Real-World Results With Checkpoint Inhibitors Inferior to CT Data

Real-world survival outcomes for cancer patients on immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are inferior to outcomes reported in patients on clinical trials of ICIs, according to research...

UK Physicians Call for Fresh Debate on Medically Assisted Dying

Medically assisted dying is illegal in the United Kingdom, but it continues to be debated. Now three physicians argue that it’s time for a fresh...